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of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress because it is a noble cause. because it is better to lose with grace than to win ugly. because every day the extremists froth about saddam hussein and king obama and impeachment over a rational ban on assault rifles. they make the case to most everyday americans th
confirmed by his senate colleagues. >>> and a look into the sandy hook school shooting, the sandy hook advisory commission will talk about the similar shootings of colorado and newtown connecticut. they will talk about school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention by march 15th. >>> senator dianne fine stein will begin to fight for a ban on assault weapons. and in a few hours, she will introduce a new law which is designed to stop military assault weapons. the senator introduced a similar bill shortly after a mass shooting at a san francisco law firm. >>> some parents at one california school district are up in arms over the purchase of more than a dozen assault weapons. they bought 14 assault weapons to protect them in an attack. they will be locked on campus for responding police officers and some are worried students could find a way to access the guns and they say the money should not be spent on weapons. >> does this put them at risk as the chief of police stated being neutralized and killed? >> the weapons cost $1,000 each and they have the ability to pearce body armo
and horrified by the news of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. 20 children, six teachers and educators were taken from us at gun point. an act of senseless and incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families, of our schools, of our communities across the country. earlier this month shortly after newtown, all members of congress took an oath to protect and defend the constitution and the american people. to protect and defend, that is our first responsibility. today leaders of the house democratic caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of gun violence in our society to enact, to ensure the safety and security of our communities. under the leadership of congressman thomson, mike thompson, our gun violence prevention task force keeps growing in number. our colleagues are submitting recommendations for legislation, the task force is working with outside organizations, and sharing the latest information on gun violence and steps we can take and must take to end it. today to strengthen the efforts of this task force
from connecticut gave a detailed account of the sandy hook shooting last month. also testifying, philadelphia mayor michael nutter, the mother of the victim of the arizonan shooting two years ago and police chief from minnesota. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you very much for joining us on this very solemn and important occasion for the american people. just over a month ago our nation was shocked and horrified by the news of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut. 20 children and six educators were taken from us at gunpoint. an act of senseless incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families and schools and communities across the country. earlier this month, shortly after newtown, all members of congress to get both to protect and defend the constitution and the american people. to protect and defend, that is our first responsibility to read today leaders of the house democratic caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of some violence in our society to enact and insure the safety and security of ou
connecticut democrats in the senate in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings in their state. it's opposed by the nra. >> newtown fundamentally changed things and the nra doesn't get it. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology! >> meanwhile, vice president joe biden goes to virginia tomorrow to hold a rally to promote gun control. >>> a defiant message today from north korea. the country's top military body says it plans to carry out what it calls a high level nuclear test. a news reader said the test will target the united states. north korea is rejecting a u.n. security council resolution that passed two days ago. that resolution called a long- range rocket launch last month [ indiscernible ] expanded sanctions >>> or capitol hill there was crying and yelling as secretary of state hillary clinton testified about the terror attacks in libya last september but it was a question from a republican senator about allegedly misleading the public that really set her off. >> with all due
to families of victims of hurricane sandy and the sandy hook shooting. >> didn't like it they hurt so many people, and i just want to stop the violence, what's happening in the school, and to keep the school safe. >> ama: the letters will be published in a book. >> leigh has the full look at the forecast. >> leigh: what a day it was. oakland high today, 70. we had 72 in santa cruz. close to those values tomorrow. live doppler 7hd mainly clear, a few high clouds near san jose, towards santa cruz, gilroy. but clear sky in the north bay. and that's where you'll find the coldest temperatures. 38 in napa. novato, 39. a little warmer towards san francisco. 51. 44, oakland. 37, livermore, and we just had a string of 40s from redwood city down toward san jose, san jose 45 degrees. here's a look at our forecast, taking you through at least the next couple of days. cold overnight. we'll introduce a little patchy valley fog, especially in the delta area, high surf tomorrow, and then more mild days as we move into the first part of next week. here is a look at the high surf advisory. remember, it's up
in hollywood. . >>> the move comes after pressure after the sandy hook school shooting and they are calling for a boycott for group on. >>> in all 60 cars and big risk were involved in the pileup. one girl died in the crash. dozens of people were hurt and they are blaming the sudden burst of snow. two victims are listed in critical condition. >>> a man from texas is one of the victims killed in a hostage span dove in -- standoff in algeria and now his family is trying to cope with the loss. >> i could associate death with cancer but not terrorism. >> he was taken hostage when a group linked to al qaeda attacked the natural gas plant last week. they moved in on saturday but 38 hostages were killed and two other americans were among those killed. >>> congress gets back to work with the debt ceiling now a priority. kyla campbell has more with the details on their proposal, kyla campbell? >> reporter: they want to increase the debt ceiling without simultaneous budget cuts but they have a not so hidden agenda so the u.s. could focus the pressure on the senate to pass the first budget in nearly f
the classroom secure. >> abc 7 news is live with more on this for us. laura? >> before sandy hook this, school district was in the process of installing security cameras on the five campuses. now, they'll take that effort further. doors in the school district will start sporting these. inside wrrx w.a push of the button. >> we want to do what we can to keep our kids safe to signal to the community and to teachers and staff that we need to do our part. >> this move in the wake of the deadly rampage in sandy hook elementary cool. -- school=)ñ. the new handles will replace theqñ current type on some 200 stores that now lock using a key. the cost is about $60,000. parents seem to think it'sñ a common sense approach to beefing up security on campuses that are typically wide open. >> this i gegs makes sense. >> now, it isn't the only school district moving to beef up security down the road n or5q yinda, they're looking at new locks that can be lock;-from the inside n martinez they have that type but have adopted a new policy they remain locked during the school day. >> senator feinstein will inro
more than two dozen children and adults were killed in sandy hook school, one school district is making a wholesale change in the type of locks currently used to keep their classrooms secure. we have the report now from stanley middle school in lafayette. >> by the end of the month, classroom doors in lafayette school district will have new handle that's lock from the inside with a push of the but ro on. >> there is a new lock with a push button device so we can have instant lock up for classrooms and release when we need to get out. >> the move in the wake of the deadly camp yaij at sandy hook school where a young man went from classroom to classroom, killing 26 first graders teachers and administrator autos we want to do what we can to keep our kids safe. and to signal to the staff that we need to do our part. >> new handles will replace the current types. the cost of the change is about $60,000. parents seem to think it's a common sense approach to beefing up security on the campus. >> i guess this makes sense. >> i think that would be very sad for stud dwronts lose what they have to
donnell, who died at sandy hook elementary. the president met the family privately during the newtown memorial service. it was there that grace's father gave the president one of her paintings. it now hangs in the study next to the oval office. >> every time i look at that painting, i think about grace, and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> reporter: the white house will not send a comprehensive gun control bill to congress. top white house officials say hardening opposition there to a push to ban future sales of assault weapons and high- ammunition magazines may interfere with the push for universal background checks on all firearm sales and a new gun trafficking law. those last two will be dealt with separately, and though they don't attract the biggest headlines, the white house believes they can pass, and, scott, they believe it might do the most good. >> pelley: major, thank you. one of the newtown children who wrote the president is nata
who still aren't back in their homes three months after superstorm sandy. elaine quijano has more on that. >> reporter: we found anthony gambino inside a tent run by volunteers on staten island. the temperature outside was in the 20s. when you felt that cold, what went through your mind? >> find warmth and find it fast, and here it was. >> reporter: gambino has been sleeping here off and on since sandy severely damaged his home. the former mechanic lives on disability. this is how you sleep? >> fine, right here. folding chair here, got the t.v., got the heat, it's all good. >> reporter: one of the volunteers is tim chin. these are your supplies? >> these are the supplies that we have. >> reporter: he's given out 70 space heaters in the last couple of days. >> it's been getting really, really, really crazy with the heaters. people are freezing. they're cold, and we're trying our best to meet the needs of the community which is keeping them warm for the next few days as it gets colder and colder. >> next week, they're talking about getting warmer. but let's face it, we're going into
-888-5-helps-u. >> a lot of rates went up after katrina and now sandy and this is not going to stop. >> reporter: rates will continue to go up and it's not a bad idea to be prepared that in the event of a flood you wouldn't be fully covered even with insurance. >>> thank you. >>> coming up in the next half hour the sweeping gun control signed by president obama. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. >> the $500 million plan. the reaction from governor brown and how the nra brought mr. obama's daughters into the debate. >> developing news out of algeria. americans held hostage after a terrorist attack on an oil facility. >> just saw a big ball of flame and smoke. >> what caused this fiery scene in the middle of the street during rush hour. and through monday get 3 years interest-free financing on selected models. don't miss sleep train's year end clearance sale. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ now at 6:30.. the president now at 6:30.. the president lays out an ambitious agenda to >>> i'm calling on c
capacity ammunition clips in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings. her bill is also cosponsored by both of connecticut's senators. >> newtown changed things. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology. >> vice president joe biden continues his search for ways to curb gun violence. he is heading to virginia tomorrow. he will hold a rally to promote gun control and will hold online google forum chats to discuss the issue. >>> san mateo county will hold a gun buy-back event this saturday at the fairgrounds on delaware street. the county will offer $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles. if you turn in an assault weapon you could earn up to $200. in recent months several bay area cities have held gun buy- back programs. this is oakland's successful event last december. >>> new this morning, british officials warning of an imminent threat against westerners in libya and telling all uk nationals to get out of benghazi immediately. meanwhile secretary of state hillary clinton got emotional
released statements saying they will oppose any new gun laws. >> a 10-year-old sister of one of the sandy hook shooting victims had some advice for the president today. >> what did you write about in that letter? >> i said that guns should not be able to buy, just to anybody. it should only be for people in the military or for police officers. but if people<.>ed to do it as a sport, they could go to, like, a range and then they'd have to leave the gun there. >> what do you hope comes of this? >> change. something needs to be fixed if this can happen. i don't know what that is because there's so many different variables. but we can make it better. >> the president said today that the children's voices should compel us to change. >>> the attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old girl has shaken a san jose neighborhood. tonight the suspect is still on the loose. kit doe is in san jose. how is the family doing tonight? >> reporter: they were understandably shaken up at the time, but it looks like they'll be all right. now the mom tells police the way the guy was acting at the time made her immedi
the outside using a key. school officials say it will improve security in the wake of the sandy hook elementary tragedy ?ie. manti te'o -- >>> manti te'o admits he lied about the hoax even after he found out about the truth. he told katie couric that he enjoyed the feeling he was inspiring other people. >> my story i felt was a guy who in times of hardship and in times of trial really held strong to his faith, held strong to his family. i felt that was my story. >> even if that hardship was perhaps exaggerated? >> no, what i went through was real. the feelings, the pain, the sorrow, that was all real. >> you can see the full exclusive interview with manti te'o and his pearnts tomorrow at 3 -- and his parents tomorrow on "katie." >>> as the super bowl approaches excitement among the 49ers faithful is building. that's particularly true for fans in one bay area city. leslie brinkly talked to the fans and the players players in santa clara. >> reporter: after an on the field workout, the 49er players spoke out in the locker room about their flight to the big easy and what lies ahead. and
in the wake of the sandy hook elementary tragedy ?ie. manti te'o -- >>> manti te'o admits he lied about the hoax even after he found out about the truth. he told katie couric that he enjoyed the feeling he was inspiring other people. >> my story i felt was a guy who in times of hardship and in times of trial really held strong to his faith, held strong to his family. i felt that was my story. >> even if that hardship was perhaps exaggerated? >> no, what i went through was real. the feelings, theain, the sorrow, that was all real. >> you can see the full exclusive interview with manti te'o and his pearnts tomorrow at 3 -- and his parents tomorrow on "katie." >>> as the super bowl approaches excitement among the 49ers faithful is building. that's particularly true for fans in one bay area city. leslie brinkly talked to the fans and the players players in santa clara. >> reporter: after an on the field workout, the 49er players spoke out in the locker room about their flight to the big easy and what lies ahead. and it wasn't all super bowl talk. >> it is not my first rodeo. i will be going
dangerous situations. this is the way preparations were qurktd conducted when they went to help on sandy then. although they can't give too many details of this mission, eventually 200 members will leave for afghanistan and the horn of africa. this will be a 4 month deployment. >> when we are preparing for this we have to have screening and combat skills training and the straining necessary to complete our job so it is quite a bit of training leading up to the deployment. >> some of that deployment has taken place already, mostly in terms of getting cargo and supplies out there ahead of time similar to what you see now from that. again they can't talk about where they are headed first and a timetable. a big part of the deployment will start in two hours and be there and have a complete report on our 6:00 newscast. live at moffett field, robert honda, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we have new information out of san joaquin county where they look for clues left by the speed freak killers, this dig is expected to take several days and possibly several weeks. the work is focused on a well where
. it was sponsored by the girls rock girls leadership sandy. they wrotelers to those from the elementary school sandy hook shooting. one was particularly affected. >> i don't like it that they killed so many people and he just want to stop the violence that was happening in the schools and to keep the schools safe. and the homes. >> the letters will be published in a book to be sent to both groups. >>> well, after a three-year absence, maverick surf competition is back. today is the day surfers from all over the world come here to tackle the waves. a surf advisory is still in effect. that could mean some major waves. abc7 news reporter sergio has the details. >> photographer kevin harrington caught some great shots of surfers out testing the waters in preparation for tomorrow's mavericks competition but getting the shots was an adventure. >> we were going to be trashed by one of these huge waves because they were just coming way up over your head and the boat just tips over. it's scary. >> they were aboard john lynch's boat. he will be part of the surf patrol this year. >> being so close to the waves
is bringing further misery to families trying to recover from sandy. staten island people who haven't had heat since october are taking refuge in tents. >> you can't describe it. unless you experience it, feel the wind biting at your skin it's hard to explain. >> reporter: and the cold weather is raising concerns about hypothermia at 30 below zero frost bite can happen in five minutes. temperatures aren't expected to rise until the weekend. >> threats north korea has they promise more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. leaders say they are targeting the united states. we are in the washington dc newsroom. >> reporter: officials in south korea analyzed a debrief and said north korea was testing for a missile that could travel 6200 miles which is far enough to reach the west coast. leaders say americans shouldn't be concerned at this point. they say a lot of work has to be done before north korea has the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile . they are angry after the united states supported the un security council's move on tuesday that expanded sanctions against them for
. second, the president wants to ban military-style assault weapons like the one used at sandy hook elementary school and put a ten-round limit on magazines. third, he wants to tighten background checks. fourth, the president said he would clear the way for schools that want armed guards to be able to get them. the national rifle association fired back with a statement that read, in part, quote, we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. >>> new tonight at 11:00 -- a bizarre story making national headlines involving a football star at notre dame university and the death of his girlfriend at stanford. but the problem is, did the stanford student even exist? is this a cruel hoax or a savvy scheme by the football player? here's nbc bay area's diane dwyer. >> reporter: notre dame linebacker mantei te'o recording a storybook season. a highly publicized story about the death of te'o's girlfriend
the loss is related to higher than expected cell phone costs and damage from hurricane sandy. they say the pension loss will not effect its operating results. >> 100 students were out sick from one element school. ktvu's paul chambers reports on the steps leaders are taking and while feeling fine is not a reason to return to class. >>> tough week for students and staff. the principal says thursday some students and faculty started getting sick. next day, 100 were absent. >> it looks like norvirus. >> reporter: it spreads through close contact with an effected person. although some think it is the stomach flu it is not related. >> it does effect your stomach. >> with the possible, yet unconfirmed outbreak, they spent the weekend scrubbing classrooms and talking with officials. parents say the school has been helpful when dealing with the outbreak, notifying them every step of the way. >> extremely pro active. they are sending out notices. talking to the kids. >> reporter: just because your child is feeling better doesn't mean they should return right away. >> keep them home for 48 hours
: with that does not cover the pension obligations. >> not sandy know, vallejo, a compton, a stockton or any of their city. they are failing. john: i hear there is more civil society? volunteers working in the animal shelter, park maintenance, a neighborhood watch is starting to blossom? >> bay plant their city back. they take it themselves. so the private solution is always better. john: that is where you go when the government spends of the many. next we take this problem and see what it does to the whole state. it is not pretty. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. some brokerage firms are. but way too many aren't. some of the ones that push mutual funds with their names on them -- aren't. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder -- isn't that a conflict? a
in the last week or two with the sandy relief passing and also the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, it really, those things had more democratic votes than republicans, and a lot of sensitive, you know, that happens to john boehner too many times his speakership could be in trouble. so my guess is it will come from the senate, but you've got zoe meeting quietly with a republican from florida talking about details they can bring back to their colleagues. i think actually this is one of these issues where people in both houses are going to want to take credit for being outfront on this issue. i think you're going to see a spate of bills coming forward. >> scott, this is a hot issue. lots of legislators as you mentioned are jumping on the bandwag bandwagon. the lawmakers you talked to in washington, how hopeful are they there will be a bipartisan deal reached this time around? immigration has been attempted before and it's failed. >> i think there is a lot of hope. as i said, the stars kind of are aligning on this, not only do you have republicans willing to come to the table and talk seriously a
late. >> reporter: sandy kabealo was confident but a little nervous. confident she was doing the right thing by getting a shot. but a bit uneasy because this was the first time, she has ever gotten a shot. >> just never did it before. but with this season, and i work with elderly people it was the right thing to do. i think it won't hurt, >> reporter: and she was not the only one getting a shot. but throughout the day, there was a steady line of people coming into this pleasanton safeway to get the vaccine. for some - it was just a matter of timing. but with the season kicking into high gear, tehy all told kron four that they wanted to make sure tyhey got the shot before getting sick. >> i am heading back east. so i definitely want to be prepared. >> reporter: terisa estacio, kron 4 news. >> let me walk you through this website to. find a vaccine flu.gov just enter your zip code. these three locations you will be able to find out what locations or retail pharmacies have vaccination's available. you are able to navigate around a map. he does a great way to get flu shots. >> pam: the ma
the pension obligations. >> not sandy know, vallejo, a compton, a stockton or any of their city. they are failing. john: i hear there is more civil society? volunteers working in the animal shelter, park maintenance, a neighborhood watch is starting to blossom? >> bay plant their city back. they take it themselves. so the private solution is always better. john: that is where you go when the government spends of the many. next we take this problem and see what it does to the whole state. it is not pretty and. john: california is paradise for government workers. her person texas has more but california pays better and gives out such a generous retirement benefits that california will probably go broke. 50 year-old retirees were promised they could collect forever until they died then their spouse collects. dan mitchell studies state pension problems with the cato institute and kevin james is running to be mayor. how bad is it? people want to be responsible i think. >> i am not sure. politicians want to be reelected and state government workers want to get as much as they can befo
to families of victims of hurricane sandy and thesandy hook shooting. >> didn't like it they hurt so many people, and i just want to stop the violence, what's happening in the school, and to keep the school safe. >> ama: the letters will be published in a book. >> leigh has the full look at the forecast. >> leigh: what a day it was. oakland high today, 70. we had 72 in santa cruz. close to those values tomorrow. live doppler 7hd mainly clear, a few high clouds near san jose, towards santa cruz, gilroy. but clear sky in the north bay. and that's where you'll find the coldest temperatures. 38 in napa. novato, 39. a little warmer towards san francisco. 51. 44, oakland. 37, livermore, and we just had a string of 40s from redwood city down toward san jose, san jose 45 degrees. here's a look at our forecast, taking you through at least the next couple of days. cold overnight. we'll introduce a little patchy valley fog, especially in the surf tomorrow,h tomorrow, and then more mild days as we move into the first part of next week. here is a look at the high surf advisory. remember, it's up until
's own. john: with that does not cover the pension ligations. >> not sandy know, vallejo, a compton, a stockton or any of their city. they are failing. john: i hear there is more civil society? volunteers working in the animal shelter, park maintenance, a neighborhood watch is starting to blossom? >> bay plant their city back. they take it themselves. so the private solution is always better. john: that is where you go when the government spends of the many. next we take this problem and see what it does to the whole state. ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums at legalzoom, we've created a better plac to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney toelp guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating
. they wanted to do something for the community in the wake of  the newtown connecticut sandy hook tragedy and that means if you have a gun in your drawer or garage and you just don't want it anymore, this surrender runs until 8:00 at night and we will of course be here and let you know how it turns out. live in the valley, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> algeria's prime minister says, at least 37 foreign workers were killed after being held hostage at a natural gas plant. the four day siege ended when special forces stormed the facility and at least 32 militants were killed and one hostage was an american. >>> they are leading the investigation into a fatal car crash last night in antioch. it handed out side of an industrial building on wilbur avenue. a speeding red sedan smashed over a fence and rolled over several times. one person believed to be the driver was pronounced dead and there is still no word on what led to that crash. >>> they will soon have a new tenants, the town school for boys plans to leave the school while the school is being renovated. they left to pier 15 and accor
and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surprising because this isn't an issue that he focused a lot on in the campaign. but maybe not so surprising because presidents do start to think about the legacy in the second term. >> last 4 years have been extremely disappointing for those of us working on climate crisis. on the flip side if president obama is sincere the proof will be in what he does over the next 4 years and there is tremendous amount he can do on his own without congressional action. >>reporter: democrat say they are setting in motion an aggressive campaign that will not be built on compromise. >> well i think he's indicating that he's willing to use the powers of the executive branch through the regulatory about power of the epa and through executive orders a
with climate change. >> that's right. after a year of record breaking droughts and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surprising because this isn't an issue that he focused a lot on in the campaign. but maybe not so surprising because presidents do start to think about the legacy in the second term. >> last 4 years have been extremely disappointing for those of us working on climate crisis. on the flip side if president obama is sincere the proof will be in what he does over the next 4 years and there is tremendous amount he can do on his own without congressional action. >>reporter: democrat say they are setting in motion an aggressive campaign that will not be built on compromise. >> well i think he's indicating that he's willing to use the powers of the executive br
the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there is a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi- automatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public, as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as an assault weapons ban. >> if there are laws passed that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those rules and i think i have the powers to do that. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we are going to take it to th
following this gun debate very closely and it's just another indication that the sandy hook tragedy can translate to action in washington. grace lee, cbs 5. >>> even an 11-year-old knows the obstacles standing in the way of the president's plan. >> in the letter that julia wrote me, she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hard." [ laughter ] >> julia, i will try very hard. >> the reaction from congressional leaders was lukewarm at best. in recent weeks gun sales have skyrocketed nationwide. >>> hours before the president unveiled his proposals, the nation's most powerful gun lobby had already launched a preemptive strike. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> in a move to rally gun rights supporters, the nra released this online video that calls out the president for allowing armed secret service agents to protect his daughters at school but pushing back against the nra's call for armed security at all schools. the white house called the ad, quote, repugnant and cowardly. >>> for more
that. and as arctic air spreads east elaine quijano talks to folks still homeless after sandy. >> last night, i stayed in the tent because it was not fit for man nor beast outside. it was bad. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the u.s. military is making one of the biggest policy changes in its history. we learned today that the defe
is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault weapons ban did work when it was in place and that they plan to deal with things like mental illness and strengthening background checks in future legislation. nancy cortes, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> well also on capitol hill, the debt debate -- debt ceiling crisis rather appears to have been averted, at least for now. a bill suspending the debt limit is headed to the senate. the house passed the measure yesterday. it allows the treasury to exceed its borrowing limit through may 18th and the president says he'll sign the legislation. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton returns to capitol hill today. she'll introduce senator john kerry tapped to take her place at his confirmation hearing. yesterday c
kill me? >> reporter: but in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, this woman just wants to keep her kids safe. >> i don't want to have to hire armed guards around the school to protect them from the possibility of someone bringing in an assault weapon and shooting 30, 40, kindergartens. how many times does it have to happen before we say let's address one of the key points of the issue, which is to get weapons away from people who are mentally disturbed? >> reporter: and this man wants the laws to say the same. >> i'm 80 years old. fourth-generation californian. >> do you have a gun? >> none of your business. >> reporter: president obama is due to sign a gun-control bill by the end of this month. and the second amendment supporters that i spoke to said they will not back down. from the newsroom, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >>> meantime, accidental shootings at gun shows left five people injured. in raleigh, a shotgun went off, injuring three people. in indianapolis, police say a 54-year-old was injured when he accidentally shot himsel
the president was using the sandy hook massacre. >> we need to be looking at the mental health issue substantially more than we are using the death of these young children to further a political cause. >> reporter: a texas state representative went further, vowing to write a bill that would make it a felony for anyone in the state to enforce new gun laws. in mississippi, the governor had a similar idea, urging the legislature to prohibit the enforcement of any federal laws obama could get passed. >> i support the current laws. i don't think we need to change anything at all. >> reporter: the ferocity of the opposition does not surprise the white house. it's been nearly two decades since any new gun laws have been passed. >> we suffered too much pain and we care too much about our children to allow this to continue. >> reporter: ban on assault weapons and require background checks on all gun sales are things the nra is adamantly opposed to and vows to fight. >> there's people that care deeply about their second amendment rights and are not going to vote for politicians who sell them o
too late. >> sandy kabealo was confident but a little nervous. confident she was doing the right thing by getting a shot. but a bit uneasy because this was the first time, she has ever gotten a shot. >> ofjust never did it before. but with this season, and i work with elderly people it was the right thing to do. i think it won't hurt, and she was not the only one getting a shot. but throughout the day, there was a steady line of people coming into this pleasanton safeway to get the vaccine. for some - it was just a matter of timing. but with the season kicking into high gear, tehy all told kron four that they wanted to make sure tyhey got the shot before getting sick. i am heading back east. so i definitely want to be prepared. >> teresa estacio, kron 4 news >> we will have a sneak peek of what is at the movies. this live look outside. a beautiful view of the sunrise from mount tam. for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep
people turned out in connecticut to decide the fate of sandy hook elementary. those who turned out said they don't believe classes should be held in the building where 26 were killed last month. >> my kids went there we have great memories, but i am also friends with some who lost children and i am feeling their situation as well. i don't feel i am one to be making that decision. >> the officials have reached out to the officials at columbine as well for advice. >>> the journal news printed the names and addresses of gun permit holders living just north of new york city. the editors say that this sent a powerful message. >>> redwood city police are asking for the public's help to identity a suspected arsonist. the man was caught on video just before the fire broke out which caused about $50,000 in damage. the sus sect has a thin mustache and wearing a cap with earflaps. >>> an anti-graffiti task force is cracking down on graffiti in the city. >> right after the giants won the world series, we had an explosion of graffiti. >> officials are encouraging the use of community murals instead.
response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who l
. >> it is president obama's highly evened response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including t
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